Rajah Jayendran has been appointed General Manager of Stora Enso’s integrated pulp and board mill investment project in Guangxi, Southern China, as of 1 June 2014. He is currently Head of Commercialization Processes Asia Pacific based in Singapore at the Linde Group, one of the leading industrial gases and engineering companies in the world.
Rajah Jayendran has been based in Asia since 2001 and has experience in both multinational companies and Chinese companies. Before joining Linde he was Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Projects at Lonza in Shanghai and prior to that Chief Planning Officer and a member of the Executive Management Committee at China (National) Bluestar Group Co. Ltd. He has also been Head of Technical Site Services at Bayer Material Science AG based in Shanghai, China, responsible for the planning and execution of site-related investment and business development of a USD 3.1 billion fully upstream integrated greenfield site.
“I am convinced that with his extensive project, operations and commercial experience from Asia, Rajah will be able to add significant value to our very important expansion in China, and I am delighted that Rajah has decided to join our team,” says Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen.
Rajah will join Stora Enso on 1 June, initially focusing on meeting key stakeholders and being introduced to different parts of the organisation. He will then assume the role of General Manager of Stora Enso’s integrated pulp and board mill investment project in Guangxi, Southern China on 1 July.
Rajah will be based in Beihai, China and report directly to Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen.
Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry.We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso employs some 28 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2013 amounted to EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.
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Lauri Peltola, EVP, Global Identity, tel. +358 2046 21380